Kawhi Leonard spurned the Los Angeles Lakers by instead signing with their in-town rivals the Los Angeles Clippers. Now that the Clippers have Kawhi, Paul George and Patrick Beverley, what can the Lakers do to make sure they stay on top in L.A.? Danny Green was presumably waiting on Kawhi Leonard’s decision but rather than join Leonard and George, who was traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green is signing with the Lakers. Can the former San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors guard be the offensive presence the Lakers were sorely lacking last year? With Brandon Ingram on the New Orleans Pelicans, the Lakers will need a deep shooter and third reliable scoring option behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, could Green be that player for L.A.?
DeMarcus Cousins was expecting signing a bigger contract in the beginning of free agency but after teams like the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors began finding other big men, it was clear he would have to wait. The former Sacramento Kings and Warriors center found his next team in the Los Angeles Lakers, reuniting him with both Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis from their time with the Pelicans. Can the big man have a rebound year in the 2019-20 NBA season? The Lakers also re-signed Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope among other players, could one of these players be in the Lakers starting lineup? What will their roles be on this new Lakers super team? On this edition of Lakers Report, Tom Downey breaks down all the Lakers latest signings and missing out on Kawhi Leonard.
Here’s the full list of the Lakers’ signings:
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